Early Werner Max Moser High Back Adjustable Armchair by Embru Werke For Sale
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Early Werner Max Moser High Back Adjustable Armchair by Embru Werke


High-back armchair with a cantilevered tubular chrome frame with gray-painted flat and angled steel seat and back and steel coils and painted wooden armrests. Designed by Werner Max Moser and produced by Embru Werke/Wohnbedarf, circa 1934. The loose cushions have a vintage but not original fabric. An early and important Swiss Bauhaus design, dating to the first years of production, circa 1932-1935, with the removable frame and wooden armrests (switched to bakelite in 1935). Retains original metal tag. From the estate of renowned American graphic designer and artist Elaine Lustig Cohen.


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  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Good vintage condition with expected areas of wear to the tubular steel and painted metal. The wooden armrests have been refinished. The fabric is vintage but not original and shows wear and discoloration but has no tears or holes.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 38 in. x W 24 in. x D 31 in.H 96.52 cm x W 60.96 cm x D 78.74 cm
  • Seat Height
    16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
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